• Pie and Piano Night

    Real pub food and musical accompaniment

  • Our Smokehouse

    Smoked specials on the menu from our on-site smokehouse

    The Anchor Nayland Smokehouse
  • Boutique bedrooms

    Stay in a room with real charm at our sister pub, The Angel Inn…

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  • Christmas & NY

    Book your Christmas party at the Anchor now!


Welcome to the Anchor Inn

The Anchor Inn is a traditional country inn and restaurant nestled in the Stour Valley, in the picturesque village of Nayland. Perched on the banks of the River Stour, The Anchor enjoys stunning views across the river to beautiful countryside.

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The Anchor Inn offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere in which to enjoy a friendly drink at the bar, a delicious home cooked meal or an alfresco lunch on our riverside decked area.

On the menu you’ll find traditional British cuisine with a twist, cooked fresh to order. Ingredients are sourced locally where possible and our menus are changed seasonally to respect what is at its freshest and best.

Behind the bar is an impressive selection of quality local and regional cask ales, international beers, wines from around the globe and a range of soft drinks plus freshly brewed tea and coffee.

Whether you’re joining us for an evening drink with friends, meeting for lunch or joining us for an intimate evening meal, The Anchor is a place to relax and enjoy great food and drink by the Stour.

Committed to great beer…


The Anchor always has a great selection of top quality ales available from local and national brewers; with our Cask Marque Award of Excellence it is guaranteed to be a top pint.

We’ve even got our own Abell Ale on the pumps.  Named after the builder of the bridge across the Stour, we’re sure Mr Abell frequented the Anchor several centuries ago.


Dine in style…

Private dining at The Anchor

Take advantage of The Anchor Inn’s private function and meeting rooms for your next family get together or special occasion.

Choose from The Bridge Room with elegant wood panels for small gatherings; or The Court Room, for larger events and occasions. From family Sunday roasts to wedding receptions and celebrations, contact The Anchor Team to plan your special event: 01206 262313